Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.
– Brené Brown
I’ve been thinking a lot about fear, vulnerability and courage recently.
I’ve been very inspired by different writers who share with vulnerability. I want to share with openness. I want to share both excitement and ambition, and fear and challenge.
So here it goes. January 1st, 2015 I will no longer be employed. I have no plans to do freelance work for the next five months. That very well might classify me as unemployed. I am not sure at what point unemployment shifts to self-employment, but I think the $30 I make per week from ebook sales leaves me under the cutoff.
Over the next five months I am hoping to change that. I want to invest my time and energy in creating a few sources of revenue that will allow me support myself independently.
I’ll be travelling in Argentina and Chile in February and March and then participating in Exosphere’s 8-week entrepreneurship bootcamp. I’m planning to be in South America from February to May.
The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself. That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.
– Neil Gaiman
As I make this life change and set out on a new adventure a fear of failure accompanies me. This fear pushes me to hide myself and only share if that which I’m sharing is a happy success story. I want to fight that fear from the beginning, from right now, by sharing it.
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